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G.A.T.E.: Study Skills

The Reading Environment


The Reading Environment

There are many things which can interfere with effective reading. Some of these involve common sense, and can be easily changed. Others are more subtle, and may require long ...more

Getting to Know Your Textbook

Getting to Know Your Textbook

1. Examine the title page:

· Who are the authors?

· What is their standing in their fields? (Perhaps you can ask your professor.)

· Do their training ...more

Using Your Textbook

Using Your Textbook

When you purchase a new book, there are several things you should do automatically.

I. Look in the front:

A. Read and think about the table of contents.

1. This will show you ...more

Six Reading Myths

Six Reading Myths

©Academic Skills Center, Dartmouth College 2001

MYTH 1: I HAVE TO READ EVERY WORD

Many of the words used in writing grammatically correct sentences actually convey no meaning.

Vary Your Reading Rate

Vary Your Reading Rate

Good readers are flexible in their reading attack. Unlike the plodder, who reads consistently at 200 words per minute, or the superficial reader, who may read everything ...more

The Pivotal Words

The Pivotal Words

©Academic Skills Center, Dartmouth College 2001

No words are as helpful while reading as the prepositions and conjunctions that guide your mind along the pathways of the author's ...more